PIANGO will actively include, promote, facilitate and amplify the voice of communities, vulnerable groups, and civil society organizations at the local level. This includes advocating for enabling environments that link empowered communities with empathetic governments and development partners at the national, regional, and global levels. Key Objectives/Results: Local platforms established through National Liaison Units to […]
PIANGO will build a strong Kainga of resilient institutions within the network and across the sector that: empowers communities, addresses leader deficits, and develops next generational leaders. PIANGO’s core focus is to strengthen its NLUs as an institution and platform to serve their constituents and support the sector at the local level. This requires enhancing […]
Short Term Consultant – Developing Training Manual on Policy Development and Advocacy
World leaders meet at COP26 but many participants from the frontlines of climate change are left out in the cold
The stakes are higher than ever at COP26 and the lives of many of the world’s most disadvantaged communities hang in the balance, with rising sea levels, major storms, floods and droughts all increasing due to climate change.
Future is in your hands to shape, Ilolahia’s tells Youth
Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (PIANGO) is optimistic to increase its focus on next generation leaders as the future is in their hands to shape whilst commemorating World Youth Day. The call to “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health” is a huge undertake that required systemic and institutional changes. The […]
Regional CSO’s tells Forum Education Ministers to prioritise funding for Education to build resilience and recover from Covid 19.
Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the Pacific are optimistic that concerted effort of all stakeholders at the regional, national and local levels will scale up effort to implement Pacific Regional Education Framework (PacREF), its stated alignment with SDG4, which is to ‘ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’. During […]
Regional CSO call for West Papua to be allowed membership of the Melanesian Spearhead Group
Members of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) met with Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) and Younsolwara Pacific at the Secretariat during their visit in 2019. Press Release: THREE members of Pacific civil society have called for the United Liberation Movement for West Papua to be allowed membership of the Melanesian Spearhead Group. The […]
Walking Together in Partnership
EXPLORING THE IMPACT OF LOCALISATIONOF HUMANITARIAN ACTION RESEARCH INTHE PACIFIC
The Pacific Draws the BLUE LINE
Deep Sea Mining is Not Needed, Not Wanted, Not Consented The Ocean is the living blue heart of our planet, a message echoed by the Pacific Civil Society Organisations as they launched a collective statement calling for a Global Ban on Deep Sea Mining in Nadi, Fiji, today (March 25th 2021.) The Pacific Network […]
Ilolahia calls for people to act and exercise their civic duty and demand transparency and accountability
The development of citizen budget guidelines is a key milestone that will simplify budget information and encourage engagement to monitor public funds and resources that are allocated in accordance with the wishes and needs of the people. Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisation (PIANGO) through a partnership with UNDP has provided five Pacific Island countries […]
CSO Capacity Strengthening
PIANGO’s approach to capacity strengthening for its national liaison units is characterized by its collaborative process based on feedback and Action Research (Action Research here is defined as a research process which integrates members of the system under study into the research team). This approach will require PIANGO to work with its NLUs collaboratively from […]
Pacific Developmental Leadership
PIANGO recognises that leadership is crucial to development effectiveness and that throughout the region there have been many initiatives designed to address this. PIANGO has in the past, taken a lead role in building capacity in CSO and together with UNDP and UNITECH founded a successful Graduate Diploma in NGO Management program. There is a […]
Evidence based Policy
The application of an action research methodology suited to Pacific Island communities and that is to critically examine, address issues and take ownership of their own learning is how PIANGO is approaching and rethinking the Development Paradigm in the region. PIANGO is looking at influencing policy advocacy through action research. This approach is taking a […]
PIANGO along with other global CSOs actively engaged in the global development cooperation discourse as well as the international aid effectiveness agreements leading up to the Busan 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness and thereafter in the Post 2015 development agenda negotiations. As a global CSO leader in the Busan Partnership, PIANGO will continue […]
Strengthening CSO Platform in the Pacific
Effective and visionary leadership and innovation supported by accountable management and good governance and impactive programs are cornerstones of PIANGO’s emergence as a key and influential regional development actor. Raising PIANGO’s own profile as well as that of the NGO sector itself, enhancing the individual and collective effectiveness of the PIANGO network to provide relevant […]
Understanding budget process is our accountability to the people
UNDP under its PFM and Governance in the Pacific project, funded by the European Union, has partnered with PIANGO to implement the project to five of its National Liaison Unit (NLU’s) in the region that includes Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu, Solomon and Tuvalu.
For over 25 years, the Pacific Islands Association of Non-Government Organisation (PIANGO) served the Pacific through strengthening and building the capacity of the civil society sector. This is through giving the sector a voice to policy formulation and development and strengthening National Liaison Unit (NLU) or the umbrella organisations in the 23 member countries of […]
PIANGO share the spirit of Independence with the people Vanuatu and stand in solidarity for a free West Papua
Vanuatu is the only Pacific country that has been constantly sponsoring the self-determination of West Papua at the regional and international level and this was evident in today’s victory march
Poor governance and political interference in service provision are major issues holding back development in Solomon Islands.
Whilst Solomon CSO applaud the VNR committee’s use of the often critical Auditor General report in their review, we point out that poor governance and political interference in service provision are major issues holding back development.
Accountability mechanism of the VNR process a concern fo Samoa CSOs.
Samoa CSO calls for an urgent need is to prioritize deeper and more ‘grassroots’ engagement to reflect socio-economic rural developments.